Journal article

Integrated MRI assessment of regional function and perfusion in canine myocardial infarction.

DL Kraitchman, AA Young, DC Bloomgarden, ZA Fayad, L Dougherty, VA Ferrari, RC Boston, L Axel

Magn Reson Med | Published : 1998


A single integrated examination using regional measurements of perfusion from contrast-enhanced MRI and three-dimensional (3D) strain from tissue-tagged MRI was developed to differentiate infarcted myocardium from adjacent tissue with functional abnormalities. Ten dogs were studied at baseline and 10 days after a 2-hour occlusion of the left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD). Strain was determined using a 3D finite element model. Two-dimensional measurements of hypoenhancing regions were highly correlated with myocardial viability (r = 0.96). Signal intensity versus time curves obtained from contrast-enhanced MRI were used for quantitative perfusion analysis. The remote and adjacent ..

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